Fantasy Football Week 3 RB Preview: James Conner a low start if he goes, Darrel Williams a flex otherwise

Fantasy Football Week 3 RB Preview: James Conner a low start if he goes, Darrel Williams a flex otherwise

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The Arizona Cardinals lost James Conner to an ankle injury in Week 2, and while they don’t think it’s a big deal, we don’t currently expect Conner to play. , which makes his replacement the superior disclaimer thread… if one only knew exactly who it was. Last week, Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin had eight runs, with Benjamin scoring four targets and Williams seeing three. We’re leaning towards Williams because of the goal-line work, but we also don’t know how much of that there will be in Week 3 against a very good Rams defense.

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If Conner is in fact absent, as the projections below suggest, we classify Williams as a touchdown-dependent flex and Benjamin as more of a desperation flex. But even if Conner is able to play in Week 3, both are good hiding places. Conner is 27 and has missed at least two games every year of his career. His career high in carries is 217.

The other question is whether Conner himself is a fixture if he’s active. If he’s been in doubt all week, the answer is no. Whether he gets a full workout by Friday is more debatable. This Arizona offense has generated excellent running back production over the past three years, averaging more than one running back score per game. But Conner has only rushed for 51 yards on 17 carries despite the fact that they have yet to face a good defense. They certainly will in week 3.

I’ll add Conner to the screenings below if he’s allowed. While I can’t say exactly where it will rank, it will likely be lower than where you drafted it. He’s a flexible at best if he’s a real playing time decision and a no limit. 2 running back if cleared Friday or Saturday. Either way, make sure you have a backup plan.

Now onto the rest of the Week 3 RB preview:

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The following players are not scheduled to play Week 3 at this time. Here’s what that means:

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Numbers to know

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Matchups that matter

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Waiver Wire Targets


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